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June 30, 2020

Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBNs).
Like Nautilus before, another revolution in submarine warfare came with the commi
ssioning in 1959 of USS George Washington SSBN-598 that provided the U.S. Navy with the capability of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (S...

June 3, 2020

The Nuclear Age and the Cold War

USS Nautilus and SSN SUBMARINES
Traditionally USN submarines have designations based on a combination of their propulsion and/or armament and mission capabilities. For instance, most diesel electric subs were “SS” to denote “(S)ubmarine...

February 27, 2020

The United States Navy Submarine Service has been officially in existence for one hundred and twenty years ever since the Holland VI was commissioned USS Holland SS-1 becoming the U.S. Navy's first submarine.  Submarines had not been widely operated by world navies bef...